MFA students at The Academy of Fine Art at KHIO have conventionally been examined in a group exhibition at the end of their studies*. This academic year, and for the first time, the final year Master students will present individual projects in different spaces at KHIO and around Oslo. These 15 newly developed projects will be diverse in form and will take place at different times during the spring semester. Some of the projects will open simultaneously so that audiences can experience up to five presentations at the same time. * The graduating students will still take part in a curated group exhibition at Kunstnernes Hus in April 2021. This exhibition, however, will no longer be their final exam.
17 Mar–2 May 2021 (12:00–16:00)
Vasli Souza
Jinbin Chen / The Heimlichkeit of the Home

In a living room, four people look on the two-dimensional diamond-shaped fragments from the images of themselves, each other and them together.

The physical possibility of the home space is about to be compressed into the potential of a new flat imagery, dictated by idealization. At this moment, a tiny snake from the Sahara enlaces itself around one of the legs of the bed. It tells the boy tenderly that it will try to reveal all the mysteries
---all the mysteries that lie in the space between the so-called true selves and the shaped ideal images.

In this in-between, all the entangled states of being have lost their names and no longer desire to be reached. But they still wish to be looked at, as states of becoming, for a long or a short duration, in which the odyssey to attain the original desire, becomes something desirable.

Fotogalleri Vasli Souza
Wed-Fri 12-17
Sat-Sun 12-16
Damplassen 21, Oslo, Norway